Open Records/Open Meetings

​​​​​T​he Attorney General issues legally binding decisions in disputes under the open records and open meetings laws. Proceedings before the Attorney General are governed by our administrative regulation.

To assist the public, the Attorney General's office issued an advisory regarding updates to Open Records and Open Meetings enacted during the 2021 legislative session. To view the advisory, click here. In addition, the Office of the Attorney General has created a standard form that may be used to request open records from any state agency. That form is available here. Once completed, the form must be directed to the agency from which you would like to request open records.

To assist citizens in navigating Kentucky's Open Records and Open Meetings Acts and public officials as they strive to comply with them, the Attorney General has prepared a Guide to Kentucky Open Records and Open Meetings Acts​. ​

Browse the Decisions (1993–present). For opinions prior to 1993, see contact information below.

To search decisions by keyword, use the search box in the upper right corner of this page. Type "ORD" for Open Records decisions and "OMD" for Open Meetings decisions, followed by your keyword(s). (e.g., "ORD governor")

How do I get a copy of an existing decision?

If you would like a copy of an Open Records / Open Meetings decision, the Attorney General will provide a copy free of charge. The copy will be mailed to you. (Please note: we have posted OR/OM decisions from 1993 to the present; see links above.) To request a copy of an OR/OM decision, please submit your request in writing to:

Open Records
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, KY 40601
Fax: (502) 564-6801

You must provide the number of the decision (e.g., for decision #125 from 1993 the number is "93-ORD-125").

How do I file an Open Records/Open Meetings appeal?

Appeals, including the original request and response,  must be submitted in writing to:

Open Records/Open Meetings Decisions
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, KY 40601